Checking what your Mac is loading at startup and userlogon

Summary from:

Apps loaded at startup

  1. /Library/StartupItems
  2. /Library/LaunchDaemons
  3. /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

User (ran at user logon):

  1.  ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    • Found this guy:
    • Google updater, decided to keep it, but if you want to read mode try this post
  2. /Library/LaunchAgents/
  3. /System/Library/LaunchAgents/


  1. crontab -l

Kernell extensions

  1. kextstat | grep YOUR_QUERY

Login and LogOut Hooks:

  1. defaults read LoginHook
  2. defaults read LogoutHook

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